CHANGE OF CONDUCTOR

CHANGE OF CONDUCTOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to Robin Ticciati’s continuing recovery from a back injury, he has been advised to withdraw from his concerts with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on 12-14 October in St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow. While the Orchestra are disappointed that Ticciati will not be able to conduct this concert (Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme), by far the most important thing is his long-term health and recuperation. Ticciati is very excited about the SCO Season ahead, and will still conduct the SCO opening concerts of Mozart’s last three symphonies on 5-7 October in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The SCO are delighted that acclaimed Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer has stepped in. Fischer is a huge advocate of new music and there will be no changes to the programme, which includes the world premiere of a new commission by SCO Associate Composer Martin Suckling – a 30-minunte Piano Concerto performed by young British pianist Tom Poster – alongside Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Fischer began his musical career as a flautist, holding the post of Principal Flute at the Zürich Opera and then Chamber Orchestra of Europe, where he received his conducting break standing in for an indisposed conductor. He has since had a successful career as Principal Conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Nagoya Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and, from 2017, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted concerts in the Carnegie Hall and at the BBC Proms and made several acclaimed recordings. We are very grateful that he is able to include the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in his schedule and we look forward to working with him again.

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